Rustic life of Hanoi in 1989 through French journalist’s lens

The rustic life of Hanoi in 1989 was vividly depicted through the photo series of famous French journalist Francoise De Mulder.

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A tram turns a corner as it passes through the intersection between Hang Gai and Luong Van Can streets in the capital city of Hanoi, Kien Thuc reported.

Photo courtesy of Francoise De Mulder/ via Kien Thuc

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The bustling atmosphere of Hang Chieu Street in Hanoi’s Old Quarter.

Photo courtesy of Francoise De Mulder/ via Kien Thuc

Photos of Hanoi in 1989, Photos of Hanoi in 1989

Many people are riding Xich Lo (cyclos), as seen from the crossroads of Hang Chieu and Hang Giay streets.

Photo courtesy of Francoise De Mulder/ via Kien Thuc

Photos of Hanoi in 1989, Photos of Hanoi in 1989

A cyclo rider on Hang Chieu street.

Photo courtesy of Francoise De Mulder/ via Kien Thuc

Photos of Hanoi in 1989, Photos of Hanoi in 1989 The hawker selling sapodilla on Hang Chieu street. Photo courtesy of Francoise De Mulder/ via Kien Thuc Photos of Hanoi in 1989, Photos of Hanoi in 1989

The tram rail in front of Dong Xuan market, the largest fruit and vegetable wholesale market in the capital.

Photo courtesy of Francoise De Mulder/ via Kien Thuc

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A mother takes her child on a bicycle passing through a coffee shop. Bicycles are common means of transport of Hanoians at that time.

Photo courtesy of Francoise De Mulder/ via Kien Thuc

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The peaceful scenery of a small street in Hanoi’s Old Quarter.

Photo courtesy of Francoise De Mulder/ via Kien Thuc

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A house in Hanoi’s Old Quarter seen from the opposite one.

Photo courtesy of Francoise De Mulder/ via Kien Thuc

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A closer look at a house in Hanoi's Old Quarter in 1989. Photo courtesy of Francoise De Mulder/ via Kien Thuc

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Builders are working on the rooftop of a house in Hanoi.

Photo courtesy of Francoise De Mulder/ via Kien Thuc

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A girl on the terrace. Photo courtesy of Francoise De Mulder/ via Kien Thuc

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Citizens and soldiers stand in a queue to visit President Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum.

Photo courtesy of Francoise De Mulder/ via Kien Thuc

Photos of Hanoi in 1989, Photos of Hanoi in 1989

A helicopter is displayed in Military Museum (currently known as Military History Museum)

Photo courtesy of Francoise De Mulder/ via Kien Thuc

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Hanoi’s Flag Tower, one of the major landmarks in the capital city seen from the campus of the Military Museum.

Photo courtesy of Francoise De Mulder/ via Kien Thuc

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Long Bien Bridge is crowded with bicycle riders. Originally, Long Bien Bridge had 19 spans and it was the first steel bridge across the Red river in Hanoi, and one of four greatest bridges in the world at the time it was built.

Photo courtesy of Francoise De Mulder/ via Kien Thuc

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The sunset descends on a new road.

Photo courtesy of Francoise De Mulder/ via Kien Thuc

Photos of Hanoi in 1989, Photos of Hanoi in 1989

On the yard of Tay Phuong pagoda in Thach That district, in 1989 belonging to Ha Tay province, now it is merged into Hanoi.

Photo courtesy of Francoise De Mulder/ via Kien Thuc

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